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Nikki Blackwood features on a new TVC to highlight prevalence of Young Onset Parkinson's

TVC Raises Awareness of Parkinson’s in the Community

Saturday, 9 March 2019

https://vimeo.com/320890754/f9288ce85b%20 Our latest TVC aims to brings awareness to Parkinson’s including the prevalence of Young Onset Parkinson’s (YOP). With 100,000 people in Australia living with Parkinson’s and 20% under 50 approximately 20,000 are diagnosed with YOP.  This TVC features people living…

Michael J. Fox Foundation Monthly Webinar

Webinar – Deep Brain Stimulation vs Focused Ultrasound

Monday, 4 March 2019

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and recently FDA-approved focused ultrasound (FUS) are two options to manage Parkinson’s symptoms, but not everyone is eligible. Dr. Soania Mathur, co-chair of The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Patient Council, leads a discussion with Patient Council…

Andy Tackles his Parkinson’s Diagnosis Head On

Friday, 1 March 2019

Our hero this week is Andy, whose courage to stand up and bring awareness of Parkinson’s to his community is truly inspiring. This year, Andy is supporting Shake It Up by hosting a martial arts competition to fight Parkinson’s. He’s…

Trek the Larapinta for Parkinson's

Larapinta Trek for Parkinson’s 2019

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Join us on Shake It Up’s Trek for Treatment: Larapinta 2019 and help us raise funds! Central Australia is abundant with natural beauty, offering everything from ancient red rock formations, spectacular gorges and canyons to crowd-pleasing starry nights, breathtaking sunrises…

Supporters get behind Pause 4 Parkinson's

What drives our Shake It Up heroes to make a difference!

Friday, 22 February 2019

Now in its fourth year, Pause 4 Parkinson’s is officially cemented in the Shake It Up event calendar. In recognition of World Parkinson’s Day, the month of April is a time to unite with friends, family and colleagues to raise awareness and…

2019 Insight into Parkinson’s Global Summit

Sunday, 10 February 2019

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for the 2019 Insight into Parkinson’s Global Summit.  This online event makes it easy for everyone to participate & access the latest global research highlights from the world’s leading experts, hearing from over 50 High Profile speakers…

Holly Joins the Larapinta Trek for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Our hero for this week is Holly, who, after seeing the effect that Parkinson’s has had on her nan, decided to join our Larapinta Trek and fundraise towards a cure for Parkinson’s. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure…

Parkinson's Reseach at university of Queensland

Inflammation on the Brain

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of many diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases. As evidence grows that inflammation in the brain contributes to the development and progression of Parkinson’s, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is prioritizing research into exactly how inflammation…

Play for Purpose – Play for Parkinson’s

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Play For Purpose is the ultimate not-for-profit raffle! Every ticket gives you the chance to win awesome prizes, all while supporting Parkinson’s research. To check if you won a prize in the last draw visit https://playforpurpose.com.au/winners and enter your ticket number.  Winners…